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Wale ft J Cole
The Pessimist (Dirty)


genre: Hip-Hop
length: 4:33
bpm: 108
key: 4m

March 30, 2015

Wale and J. Cole's "The Pessimist" is a timely lyrical expression of hopelessness and what it means to go through life constantly facing the same struggles with an inability to truly give up. Wale's got quite a list of grievances, from watching shitty celebrity reality TV to having a wealth of knowledge needed to change the way the nation thinks about black-on-black crime and racial discrimination, but an inability to make a difference because of that same discrimination. Jermaine's not far behind, citing issues the lot of us have seen time and time again, loneliness, facing an empty gas tank and an overdrawn bank account, but, in true J. Cole fashion, he keeps praying that someday things will be different. Not only is "The Pessimist" a testament to how a large majority of Americans feel, it's a dedication to the fact that, for most of us, no matter how "hopeless" things seem, we still harbor hope on a base level.

Wale ft J Cole
The Pessimist (Dirty)


genre: Hip-Hop
length: 4:33
bpm: 108
key: 4m

March 30, 2015

Wale and J. Cole's "The Pessimist" is a timely lyrical expression of hopelessness and what it means to go through life constantly facing the same struggles with an inability to truly give up. Wale's got quite a list of grievances, from watching shitty celebrity reality TV to having a wealth of knowledge needed to change the way the nation thinks about black-on-black crime and racial discrimination, but an inability to make a difference because of that same discrimination. Jermaine's not far behind, citing issues the lot of us have seen time and time again, loneliness, facing an empty gas tank and an overdrawn bank account, but, in true J. Cole fashion, he keeps praying that someday things will be different. Not only is "The Pessimist" a testament to how a large majority of Americans feel, it's a dedication to the fact that, for most of us, no matter how "hopeless" things seem, we still harbor hope on a base level.